Clayton State University is located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting which is complemented by the resources available with its proximity to a major, vibrant metropolitan hub.
Clayton State University is located 15 miles from downtown Atlanta in a beautiful lakeside setting which is complemented by the resources available with its proximity to a major, vibrant metropolitan hub. With an enrollment of more than 7000 students, Clayton State embraces the rich cultural and socio-economic diversity of the greater Atlanta region through its diverse faculty, its multi-ethnic and multigenerational student population, its successful alumni working in the area, and the wide variety of clubs and organizational activities for students.
The Clayton State classroom experience is led by a highly regarded faculty with academic and business-world expertise in their fields. The University fosters learning and excellence through integrated academic instruction encompassing a technological classroom environment, internships and student research.
Four buildings have dramatically changed and enhanced academics and campus life at Clayton State. The LAB Building provides laboratory space for sciences and psychology as well as classrooms. A new facility houses the AACSB-accredited College of Business. Laker Hall, a 451 bed student housing structure, was Georgia's first gigaplex residence hall. The 62,000 square foot Student Activities Center contains a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, game room, student organization office space, and a ballroom. The Clayton State main campus increased from 163 acres to 175 acres recently with the purchase of the Atlanta Bible College property, now known as Clayton State – East. In summer 2011, the University expanded student housing options with the addition of Clayton Station apartments adjacent to campus.
Spivey Hall is one of the nation's premier chamber music venues, presenting annually more than 400 events. The Hall's annual concert series offers world-class musicians performing timeless music in an acoustically perfect place. Known for its commitment to education outreach, performance and touring opportunities attract aspiring youth to the Spivey Hall Children's Choir. Clayton State Theatre offers aspiring thespians an opportunity to perform and to train with experienced playwrights.
The University's Athletics program features 12 sports and competes in NCAA Division II in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference. The Clayton State Lakers 2010-2011 Women's Basketball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship in March 2011. In addition, the Department of Recreation and Wellness sponsors several intramural sports.
Detailed information about student demographics may be found by visiting the Institutional Research website.
ESL Program and/or Support Services
Clayton State offers a comprehensive Center for Academic Success and a full-time International Student Services Office (ISSO) to assist international students with a wide range of needs and services. However, Clayton State does not provide ESL courses at this time.
Student Housing Options
Residential housing is available for international students. More details about Laker Hall can be found on the Housing website.
Admission Requirements for First Year Students
The Office of Recruitment and Admissions provides information regarding admission requirements for first year and transfer students.
International Student Visas Issued
Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance
Student Activities and Campus Life
For a glimpse inside what's happening with faculty, staff, and students at Clayton State University, visit our Campus Review site. Approximately 75 clubs and organizations are available at Clayton State as well as music, theater, and sports.
For the latest events on what's happening on campus, check out the Campus Life.
For updates on the Clayton State Lakers athletic teams, check out the Athletics site.